I could honestly fill a Daily List with the best of the bunch here, but I won’t. People are too anxious for the answer. I was worried at first when you some of you complained initially that it was a hard contest, but ultimately there were many worthy contenders.
The rules were twofold: Create an image of a character who’s a mash-up of a video game character and an icon from a different area of pop culture. Then say what their catchphrase would be. Also, the image had to be posted in the comment thread itself.
Not everybody followed this to the letter. Our winner did. But first, some of the others, in mostly reverse-chronological order of posting:
Not posted in comments, but a nice drawing anyway: tupper.adam’s Halo Kitty.
Not really a mash-up of two characters, but funny as fuck anyway: LostCrichton’s ” I Don’t Know You! That’s My Purse!”
GrandMoffAckbar’s “THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE PRINCE OF PERSIA” (“Purify yourself in the Sands of Time”) is enough to make a dove cry.
madmartigan.diakini still hasn’t learned that you never give a child blackroot! Or this is what you get…
TrapJaw’s “Bruce Wayne’s World” was a favorite of my fiancee’s. It’s well done but I didn’t find it as funny.
Cosmicshaft didn’t give me a catchphrase on this one, but ironically, “cosmic shaft” would probably work.
10glfan59’s “Saving the world one boss level at a time” looks better than the actual New 52.
Voting for myself might be crass, but LostCrichton’s “Lukano” was nicely done (“Give it up baby, I’ve studied your moves!”)
info3446’s “Reach for the Sky… With our perfect travel package to the Ninth Underworld!” is so seamless it could be a real crossover…and should be.
Major props to the13thmember for “I can assure you they will never get me into one of those dreadful Portals!” Had the initial winner not responded, this would have been my second choice, in part for showing creativity far beyond a head-swap.
And the winner, coincidentally, turns out to be the reader whose work inspired the contest in the first place, RandomChance (I was not looking at names when I judged images). The extra easter eggs in the font, the smoothness of the work, the humor in the juxtaposition – this was a clear first choice.
Fantastic work from everyone. These will all go up on the TR Facebook page over the next few days.